New Delhi: Delhi saw a slight decrease in daily Covid-19 cases as the national capital logged 1,040 fresh infections on Wednesday, as compared to 1,095 cases the previous day, data shared by the city government’s health department showed. Maharashtra reported a marginal increase in cases with 784 fresh infections, as against 722 cases the previous day. The overall infection tally in the national capital rose to 20,36,196 and the Covid tally in Maharashtra to 81,63,626. Delhi saw the highest Covid deaths this year with seven fatalities on Wednesday, while the sole fatality in Maharashtra was reported from Thane.
The active cases in Delhi and Maharashtra stood at 4,708 and 5,233 respectively, and the positivity rate in the national capital stood at 21.6 per cent. With the fatalities on Wednesday, the death toll in Delhi reached 26,613 and 1,48,508 in Maharashtra. While Mumbai clocked 185 fresh cases, in three of the seven fatalities in Delhi, Covid was not the primary reason of death while the finding of infection was incidental in two. Complete case sheets of the two other deaths are awaited, the health department said.
India reported 9,629 new Covid infections, while the active cases decreased to 61,013 from 63,380, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The death toll rose to 5,31,398 with 29 deaths, which includes 10 from Kerala.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 5.38 per cent and the weekly positivity rate stood at 5.61 per cent. The Covid tally was recorded at 4.49 crore, the active cases now comprise 0.14 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 98.68 per cent.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his virtual address to the “One Earth One Health – Advantage Healthcare India 2023” earlier in the day, called for an integrated, inclusive and institutional global response to healthcare challenges and said that the Covid pandemic showed that borders cannot stop threats to health in a deeply-connected world.
“Our goal is to make healthcare accessible and affordable, not only for our citizens but for the whole world. Today, when we say ‘One Earth One Health’, it is the same thought in action. Further, our vision is not restricted to just humans. It extends to our whole ecosystem. From plants to animals, from soil to rivers, when everything around us is healthy, we can be healthy,” news agency PTI quoted PM Modi as saying.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Prime Minister Narendra Modi turns every challenge into an opportunity, a trait that he used to successfully wade the country through the Covid pandemic with the cooperation of 130 crore Indians.
Addressing a national conclave, the Union Minister said, “Many foreigners asked me what is the secret behind India’s success in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic. I will tell you the secret today. Modi is such a leader who turns every challenge into an opportunity. I have seen this since the Gujarat earthquake in 2001.”
“In other parts of the world, the Covid was fought by the government. In India, the Covid was fought successfully under the leadership of Modi with the involvement of the state governments and active cooperation of the country’s 130 crore people,” Amit Shah added.
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